CHAFFETZ - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHAFFETZ News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Confident Chaffetz shows his ignorance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58541352-82/chaffetz-science-ice-warming.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58541352-82/chaffetz-science-ice-warming.html.csp">Letter: Confident Chaffetz shows his ignorance</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-20T17:26:50.224-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On Chris Pond’s recent letter (“Go with the science, Chaffetz,” Oct. 17) about Jason Chaffetz’s statement regarding climate change: ”He’s entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” Recent snowfall contributing to the increase of the Antarctic Ice Sheet is actually evidence of global warming (contrary to Chaffetz’s suggestion), in that the zone of maximum snowfall (32 degrees F) is moving inland (up in elevation, hence warming). Snow that used to fall in the ocean is now falling on the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58541352@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:26:50 MDT Letter: What would Chaffetz had done in 2004? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58541214-82/chaffetz-2004-charge-congressman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58541214-82/chaffetz-2004-charge-congressman.html.csp">Letter: What would Chaffetz had done in 2004?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-20T17:26:50.018-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I can only imagine what would have happened in 2004 if Congressman Chaffetz had been in charge then. Remember Dwight Watson? The tractor-driving nutcake who claimed he had explosives and took over the Mall for two days? On his tractor? Shut Washington down, he did. He was finally taken into custody and no one was hurt. Chaffetz would have wanted to at the least deploy a missile, or a squadron of snipers to take him out. Or maybe not. After all, Dwight was Tea Party when Tea Party wasn’t cool. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58541214@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:26:50 MDT Letter: Go with the science, Chaffetz http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58533904-82/chaffetz-science-weather-atmospheric.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58533904-82/chaffetz-science-weather-atmospheric.html.csp">Letter: Go with the science, Chaffetz</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T17:13:24.225-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rep. Chaffetz’s statements concerning climate change are truly frightening. Even his assertions about local weather predictions often being wrong are an insult to local weather forecasters and their information service, the NOAA-National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Warnings from these services — for things such as tornadoes, floods and hurricanes — have saved probably hundreds of thousands of lives. They give an extremely accurate forecast, given the inherent complexity of atmosph...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58533904@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:13:24 MDT Letter: Can Tribune take back its Chaffetz endorsement? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58517836-82/chaffetz-sltrib-com-endorsement.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58517836-82/chaffetz-sltrib-com-endorsement.html.csp">Letter: Can Tribune take back its Chaffetz endorsement?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-16T17:24:02.442-06:00">Updated Oct 16, 2014 05:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Is it possible for the Salt Lake Tribune to consider retracting its Sept. 26 endorsement stating that “Chaffetz deserves another term in D.C.?” Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s most recent political statement that climate change is “a farce” is such a blatant, in-your-face comment that the Tribune needs to stand apart from such illogical, bravado comments. Reed & Rosemary A. Holt Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58517836@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:24:02 MDT Letter: Chaffetz outside mainstream on climate change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58529289-82/climate-chaffetz-address-assertion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58529289-82/climate-chaffetz-address-assertion.html.csp">Letter: Chaffetz outside mainstream on climate change</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-16T17:24:02.864-06:00">Updated Oct 16, 2014 05:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the Third District congressional debate, Congressman Jason Chaffetz questioned the science of climate change, suggesting scientists couldn’t make credible predictions about the climate because weathermen often are wrong in predicting the weather. Mr. Chaffetz’s position puts him at odds with virtually all of the world’s climate scientists, including our own in Utah, as well as many fellow Republicans. A growing number of Republican statesmen recognize the threats and risks of climate chang...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58529289@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:24:02 MDT Letter: Chaffetz all wet and doesn’t know it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58508483-82/chaffetz-district-climate-candidates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58508483-82/chaffetz-district-climate-candidates.html.csp">Letter: Chaffetz all wet and doesn’t know it</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-10T16:05:24.066-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">So, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, says that climate change is “a farce” (“3rd District candidates clash,” Oct. 8), thereby repeating the tired and worn out mantra of the Republican Party, whose collective heads seem to be buried in the sand, or some other dark place. Even so, I would like to ask Mr. Chaffetz, as a GOP representative, this question: Why are we still having this conversation? Can you so easily dismiss the 97 percent of the world’s scientists who agree that climate change is very re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58508483@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:05:24 MDT Letter: Climate changes fast enough for Chaffetz to eat his words http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58504753-82/climate-chaffetz-com-debate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58504753-82/climate-chaffetz-com-debate.html.csp">Letter: Climate changes fast enough for Chaffetz to eat his words</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-09T17:19:01.737-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jason Chaffetz near the end of his debate with Brian Wonnacott Tuesday night said, “Global warming is a farce.” A version of this rhetoric echoes daily throughout the country as Republican denialists insist climate change is a scientific and liberal hoax while never offering scientific data to validate their own erroneous claims. Even Republicans, who believe that denial will make the climate issue vanish, are being affected by a rapidly heating Earth. And according to the latest research, it’s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58504753@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:19:01 MDT Utah’s Chaffetz: Possible White House cover-up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58504233-68/chaffetz-hotel-information-secret.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58504233-68/chaffetz-hotel-information-secret.html.csp">Utah’s Chaffetz: Possible White House cover-up</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERICA WERNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-09T17:57:43.613-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 05:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a lawmaker leading a congressional inquiry into the Secret Service, raised questions Thursday about a White House volunteer’s possible involvement in a prostitution scandal that rocked the agency two years ago. Chaffetz, a Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on national security, said in an interview that the White House had new questions to answer in light of information he has received from Secret Service whi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585042332014-10-09T17:57:43.613-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-09T17:57:43.613-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58504233@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:57:43 MDT Letter: Use true corporate tax rate, Rep. Chaffetz http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58501203-82/tax-chaffetz-corporate-rate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58501203-82/tax-chaffetz-corporate-rate.html.csp">Letter: Use true corporate tax rate, Rep. Chaffetz</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-08T16:36:32.288-06:00">Updated Oct 8, 2014 04:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In his recent debate, Jason Chaffetz claimed corporate America is suffering under the highest corporate tax rate in the world, and that this is smothering the American economy. Technically, this is incorrect. The U.S. corporate tax rate is actually the third highest in the world. However, this is not the major problem with Chaffetz’s statements. Chaffetz’s lies of omission are most egregious. What he does not tell us is that due to what are called “tax expenditures,” U.S. corporations pay taxes ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58501203@www.sltrib.com Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:36:32 MDT Letter: Not liking this endorsement deja vu http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58482033-82/chaffetz-endorsement-jason-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58482033-82/chaffetz-endorsement-jason-sltrib.html.csp">Letter: Not liking this endorsement deja vu</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-07T10:31:01.939-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 10:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With your endorsement of Jason Chaffetz, I recall your paper backing George Bush for president. This causes me grave concern. R.W. “Dick” Palmer Sandy</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58482033@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:31:01 MDT Secret Service lapses give Chaffetz audition for chairman http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58485039-90/chaffetz-chairman-com-committee.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58485039-90/chaffetz-chairman-com-committee.html.csp">Secret Service lapses give Chaffetz audition for chairman</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-05T19:31:48.847-06:00">Updated Oct 5, 2014 07:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Shortly into a congressional hearing on security lapses by the Secret Service, Rep. Jason Chaffetz slid into the chairman’s seat to wield the gavel. Call it a test run. The Utah Republican has made it no secret that he wants to chair the powerful, and highly visible, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and the ongoing investigation into the White House fence jumper has shown how dogged and fierce he can be when he sees an opening. The Washington Post reported several s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58485039@www.sltrib.com Sun, 05 Oct 2014 19:31:48 MDT Letter: White House needs a bigger fence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58477272-82/fence-bigger-chaffetz-england.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58477272-82/fence-bigger-chaffetz-england.html.csp">Letter: White House needs a bigger fence</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-03T13:34:53.246-06:00">Updated Oct 3, 2014 01:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I recently returned to America after spending the past year living in England, and reading the updated reports of Omar J. Gonzalez’s successful jump of the fence and subsequent security breaches is almost laughable. The fence is “jumpable”? The President of the United States is one of the most powerful men in the world. Shouldn’t we be doing everything in our power to keep him safe? How about a higher and more protective fence? Props to Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz for voicing his outrage. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58477272@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:34:53 MDT Letter: Chaffetz more child than statesman http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58481706-82/chaffetz-statesman-child-gifted.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58481706-82/chaffetz-statesman-child-gifted.html.csp">Letter: Chaffetz more child than statesman</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-03T13:34:53.306-06:00">Updated Oct 3, 2014 01:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Like other readers (William Brough, “Gifted Chaffetz?” Oct. 1), I am puzzled by the Tribune’s endorsement of Jason Chaffetz for Congress. As a constituent of Rep. Chaffetz, I also had the experience of having to listen to his point of view when trying to communicate my concerns about legislation. I don’t think he gets the idea of exactly what it means to represent others, or what it means to listen. I would hardly call him a representative, let alone a statesman. I can’t even think of anythin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58481706@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:34:53 MDT Letter: Which is the real Chaffetz? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58481960-82/chaffetz-real-service-secret.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58481960-82/chaffetz-real-service-secret.html.csp">Letter: Which is the real Chaffetz?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-03T13:34:53.33-06:00">Updated Oct 3, 2014 01:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Would the real Congressman Chaffetz please stand up. Is it the one who unleashed on the Secret Service for not gunning down the intruder at the White House who wasn’t brandishing any weapons, or the one who lambasted the TSA because he didn’t want to go through the new screening system at the airport? Dean Williams Centerville</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58481960@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:34:53 MDT Letter: Chaffetz should look in the mirror http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58477298-82/chaffetz-service-concerned-confidence.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58477298-82/chaffetz-service-concerned-confidence.html.csp">Letter: Chaffetz should look in the mirror</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T17:49:27.313-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 05:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This morning in the Tribune, Jason Chaffetz is quoted as saying “he is very concerned about the leadership of the Secret Service” and “action needs to be taken” to restore confidence in the presidential protection service. I wonder if Mr. Chaffetz realizes the same could be said of Congress. Many of his colleagues are off campaigning for re-election. They are more concerned with being re-elected than they are about doing their job, which is running the country and not dreaming up ways to shut it...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58477298@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:49:27 MDT Secret Service chief resigns after Chaffetz-led call for resignation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58477136-90/pierson-chaffetz-security-service.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58477136-90/pierson-chaffetz-security-service.html.csp">Secret Service chief resigns after Chaffetz-led call for resignation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T21:38:13.394-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 09:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday after a series of security lapses surfaced and members of Congress – including Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah — openly questioned her leadership. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said President Barack Obama spoke with Pierson Wednesday afternoon and concluded “a new direction is necessary.” Pierson had been with the agency for 30 years, and led it for more than a year, but came under intense scrutiny after a former Iraqi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58477136@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:38:13 MDT Damned if you shoot (SLC Police). Damned if you don’t (Secret Service) ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58477283-82/secret-service-chaffetz-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58477283-82/secret-service-chaffetz-sltrib.html.csp">Damned if you shoot (SLC Police). Damned if you don’t (Secret Service) ...</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T14:34:32.532-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 02:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Side by side on the front page of today’s Salt Lake Tribune: Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill ruled that the Aug. 11 fatal shooting of a young man by a Salt Lake City Police officer was justified. But not everyone is happy with that ruling. Meanwhile, back in Washington, Utah’s 3rd District Congressman Jason Chaffetz is not happy that people can jump the fence and run into the White House and not get shot. — DA says Dillon Taylor officer-involved killing was justified — Erin Alberty ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58477283@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:34:32 MDT Bloomberg View: Chaffetz’s awful ideas for Secret Service reform http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58476978-82/secret-service-agency-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58476978-82/secret-service-agency-president.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Chaffetz’s awful ideas for Secret Service reform</a></h4>